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Whitney Houston

Family Sells Funeral Footage

To "Benefit Bobbi Kristina"

2/20/2012 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Whitney Houston
's "home going" ceremony has turned into a money maker for her Estate -- which very quietly struck a deal to sell the video of the funeral.

Here's how it went down ... Associated Press provided a live pool feed of the funeral to media outlets around the world (including TMZ) on Saturday -- but everyone had to pull the footage 24 hours later. Why?

A rep for the family confirms the family has now "agreed to license footage to several media outlets." The rep says the family is charging "customary fees" to ... "help maximize the estate for the benefit of Bobbi Kristina."

For the record ... TMZ is not one of the chosen ones.

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46.

Capital Games    

It has been a Money Grab for this family of Grifters ever since Whitney was found dead in the bathtub.
Whitney won't be around to carry their worthless azzes through life anymore.
Bobbi K and the rest of you Grifters, MacDonalds and Burger King are hiring every day.

789 days ago
47.

THIN LIZZY    

All you guys blaming Bobby Brown now realize who the real POS are. Saw this one 10 miles out.

789 days ago
48.

Kelly    

the rest of her estate will not be enough to get a start in life? Gross

789 days ago
49.

oleman    

Tacky, Tacky, Tacky...sounds like something the jackson family would do

789 days ago
50.

Frantic    

Good thing I recorded it through my pc in HD for free :-)
What a bunch of low lifes. Just goes to show money can't buy you class.

789 days ago
51.

b    

My Father in Law and my best friend are buried at Fairview. If you "fans" start leaving grape soda and chip bags like I noticed today we are going to have a problem. I have money don't need to sell things. Visit and leave

789 days ago
52.

BluePolkaDots    

Why didn't they just prop her up in a circus tent and charge admission? Grifters.

789 days ago
53.

John T.    

And now the fun begins and the free loaders are in a panic.

789 days ago
54.

Carl    

How much is it really worth now that the funeral is over and it was free for the past day? These things have a very limited shelf life. How many people are going back and watching the MJ funeral? And he was a bigger star than her.

789 days ago
55.

Shirley    

This is disgusting .... Anyone want to guess when they will sell pictures of Whitney in her coffin

789 days ago
56.

LOVELIFE    

AND THEY SAY THINGS ABOUT BOBBY BROWN OH PLAESE ! THERE NO BETTER BULL****!!!!!!! RIP NIPPY

789 days ago
57.

BlahHead818    

Oh shut up about the "rich getting richer". They're celebrities, what do you expect! I'm sure Bobbi Kristina has her own plans for the future, but she does need money to start don't you think? Better she gets the money than Bobby Brown.

789 days ago
58.

Moonbeam    

It's a good business decision and good public relations move as well. Replaying the services from time to time will help erase some of the less than flattering photos and reports of Whitney's last few days and leave the public with the memory of a very tasteful and uplifting service. It helps to re-establish her as a star in public consciousness and will probably also enhance CD and DVD sales for the estate, in addition to bringing in revenue itself. The estate may also have debts to pay off and wants to also have enough to secure Bobbi Kristina's future, which I hope will include a good, expensive rehab and ongoing therapy. She has been through so much and should not have to deal with money issues as well.

Also, it's not like the family entered into funeral arrangements with money making in mind. Recall that at first it had not even wanted to make the funeral available to the public. Fortunately, it looks to me as if good business advisers and /orpublic relations experts apparently stepped in and convinced the family otherwise.

789 days ago
59.

watcher 1    

WOW THAT DID NOT TAKE THOSE MONEY GRABBING VULTURES TO START MAKING MONEY
OFF POOR DEAD WHITNEY! DO THEY NEED THE MONEY FOR THEIR DRUGS TOO? WHAT A
BUNCH OF ANIMALS!!!! THAT CHILD CAN'T GET A BREAK!

789 days ago
60.

smileandshine    

Pardon? Are you serious? Selling Funeral footage? My god. How much money do you need? No matter what it is seems kinda low & selling something from the dead just doesn't seem right at all. And we all know that.

789 days ago
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